SAP Evaluation

SAFETY SENSITIVE POSITIONS

Employees who preform safety sensitive positions in the transportation industry are required to provide a safe work environment for their co-workers and the rest of the community who travel in various ways throughout the country. In order to provide the a safe work environment The U.S Department of Transportation (DOT) has established regulations including alcohol and drug misuse. According to DOT, employees are subject to drug and alcohol use and testing regulations.
​The individual who is responsible in administering this process is a Substance Abuse Professional. The Department of Transportation requires specific credentials, to complete comprehensive SAP training and to satisfactorily complete a SAP exam.

TESTING POSITIVE OR REFUSAL TO TEST

According to the U.S. DOT, when you test positive or refuse a test, you are not permitted to perform safety-sensitive duties for any DOT-regulated employer until you have seen a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) and successfully completed the return-to-duty process, which includes a Federal return-to-duty drug and/or alcohol test. Working in a safety-sensitive position before successfully completing
the return-to-duty process is a violation of the regulations.

EVALUATIONS

Our qualified Substance Abuse Professional is trained to complete evaluations for employees in safety sensitive positions regulated by the Department of Transportation (DOT). We are committed to provide SAP services under the guidelines of the Federal Department of Transportation. According to the U.S DOT, when testing positive or refusing to test, you are prohibited from performing any safety-sensitive duties under any DOT-regulated employer until you have seen a Substance Abuse Professional and completed the return-to-duty process.

WHAT IS THE DOT RETURN-TO-DUTY PROCESS?

If you fail or refuse a DOT drug or alcohol test, you will be taken out of safety-sensitive duties until you complete the return-to-duty process.

  • The employee completes a comprehensive face-to-face clinical assessment with the SAP Evaluator.
  • The SAP Evaluator makes recommendations of treatment and or course of education for the employee.
  • The employee finishes his/her education/treatment program.
  • The SAP provides a face-to-face follow up evaluation to determine if employee is in compliance with the initial evaluation and recommended treatment and or course of education.
  • If everything goes well and the employee completes the education/treatment program, they will be given a notice of compliance to return back to work.

AFTER COMPLETING TREATMENT

​You will be subject to at least 6 follow-up tests in the next 12 months.

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